Why so big?

Mike Bird mgb-ubuntu at yosemite.net
Sun May 18 17:50:44 UTC 2008

On Sun May 18 2008 10:29:55 Karl Larsen wrote:
> Mike Bird wrote:
> > (Snipped: du and df seem to disagree about /dev/hda8.)
> >
> > Please show us the output of "dumpe2fs /dev/hda8 | head -40".
>     Here is what it did after seeing what it is and using as root:

(snipped dumpe2fs output, which contains the following line)
> First orphan inode:       454746

dumpe2fs says you mounted /dev/hda8 since the problem started
so it can't be a deleted file that's still in use.  However
you definitely have lost space even though the FS has no errors.

Suggest rebooting into recovery mode and running fsck.  In my
customized installations I do this by adding " emergency" to
the end of my grub boot line but standard Ubuntu may have a
more user-friendly method ... I don't know.

If "fsck /dev/hda8" does nothing try "fsck -f /dev/hda8".

--Mike Bird

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